Going Back Home
At WRYM, we are always so happy when one of our residents gets their own rental unit and finally achieves their independence. Despite the joy and fulfillment this brings us, our favourite outcome is when a youth is able to move back to the family home. Nothing surpasses the benefit of a safe and affordable living environment with a supportive family in the home who are able to help a youth overcome life's challenges.
Very recently, a high school student named Marcus came to WRYM when the arguments in the family home were escalating beyond control. As a star high school football player, with a large presence and intimidating physique, Marcus was incredibly emotionally vulnerable and at-risk of harm due to his lack of available support systems. All Marcus wanted was to repair the relationship with his mother, return to the family home, and continue with his studies / athletics. Unfortunately, Marcus did not know how to do this on his own without support.
While living in WRYM, we were able to connect Marcus with the assistance needed to address the issues in the family home and provide him with the reprieve to better consider his actions and role within his family dynamic. Marcus was able to reflect with staff, assess his options, and engage in a dialogue with his mother about their conflict and communication issues. Rather than Marcus going to the street or the shelter, where his focus would undoubtedly be about personal safety/survival, Marcus spent his time at WRYM in a position of stability, strategizing how to overcome the relationship issues in his family and his overall barrier to permanent housing.
After a little more than two weeks in Transitional Housing at WRYM, and a lot of discussions with his mother, we are thrilled to report that Marcus returned to the family home, where he still lives today! Our whole team is so pleased that we were able to provide the temporary housing, emotional support, referrals for service, and family mediation necessary to help Marcus get back "home" again. Thank you for helping make Marcus' return home possible.
WRYM’S 3rd ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Tee times beginning at 12:00PM
Rochester Place Golf Course
Exciting sponsorship opportunities are still available!
The final date for registration is August 17, 2022
Be a part of the action!
Enjoy an afternoon of golf followed by a scrumptious meal at the Rochester Parkside Grille
Contests and draws will be held throughout the day
Final date for registration is August 31, 2022
Prize donations are needed for our prize table!
If you would like to make a donation, please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact Sue at email@example.com or visit www.wrym.ca
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD